Is Social Media Destroying Real-world Communication? ...

Vanessa

As human beings, our only real method of connection is through authentic communication. It's only when we can hear a person's tone of voice or see the look in their eyes that we're able to know when "I'm fine" doesn't mean they're fine at all. It's a whole new ball park when you bring in social media. Anyone can hide behind their texts, e-mails, tweets, etc. and project any image they want, creating an illusion of their choosing. Did you know that most people prefer communicating online or via text message rather than having a face to face conversation with someone?

It's crazy right? With all this powerful technology at our fingertips, we are more connected (and potentially more disconnected) than we've ever been before. Now, don't get me wrong, social media can have its perks. It enables us to organize our real-world relationships and even introduce us to new people!

However,often times, people have to be reminded to "live in the moment" because while trying to find the perfect angle to photograph what's going on, they're missing the whole thing. How is that living? How is a group text better than hanging out with your actual group of friends?

Social media connects you to thousands of people, every day. It's the easiest and most convenient way to communicate. But if you've become more comfortable talking to a phone/computer screen instead of another human being, something's wrong. What are some positives and negatives of social media in your life?

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Allwomenstalk and facebook are the only social media I use. I spend way more time looking at newsfeed stuff than posting though. If I post things no one really cares to be honest, which is why I don't share much!

Yes in a lot of ways, but like everything else it needs to be in moderation, however there is no control factor

@erica1985 that is so true! That's why I deleted Instagram. I was tired of seeing people who couldn't say a word in real life get worshipped on social media.

I'm more comfortable to talk through a screen than in real life..

I agree , it needs moderation . Most of my concerns become for my kids . There is so much to worry about with what can be said online that they would not say in person . Since originally kids were on Facebook and now it's everyone and their grandmother , kids are finding elsewhere to go and there's no fear in discovering new options .

I don't have a Facebook for this very reason. Social network is anything but forward, it's only encouraging socially inept and narcissistic people

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